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Andy Greenwald

Andy Greenwald
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
29% Minority Report: Season 1 (TV, 2015) This Minority has nothing particularly insightful to report, not about the way we live now nor one hundred years hence.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2015
18% Wicked City: Season 1 (TV, 2015) In Wicked City, all the essential stuff is missing. To quote a certain bleach-blonde troubadour, it's eyes without a face.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2015
69% Grandfathered: Season 1 (TV, 2015) Stamos himself is charming as ever, and he's well-matched by two thrillingly strong women: Kelly Jenrette as his long-suffering assistant and the great Paget Brewster as a never-forgotten ex.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2015
82% Quantico: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) God, I hated every second of this phony, self-important pilot, and, worse, I hated every obvious reason it was made.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2015
39% The Player: Season 1 (TV, 2015) [Winchester's] a charmingly roguish performer, and in The Player he's well-matched to his character.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2015
64% The Muppets: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) The two episodes of The Muppets I saw were rife with limp double entendres and the sort of winky-winky celebrity stroking that gives hard-working celebrity strokers a bad name.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2015
68% Blindspot: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) Honestly, I found it all exhausting. Alexander is great. A show that treated her as a human and not another lithe special effect would have a lot better shot at surviving the fall.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2015
79% Narcos: Season 1 (TV, 2015) Like any decent dealer, Narcos keeps offering a hint of the quality stuff to keep me sweet.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2015
97% Show Me a Hero: Season 1 (TV, 2015) The artfulness and empathy of Show Me a Hero would be tremendously moving in any year. But it feels particularly relevant in 2015, when the Black Lives Matter movement and the violent incidents that inspired it are dominating the headlines.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2015
89% HUMANS: Season 1 (TV, 2015) The show would earn my recommendation simply by embedding with the Hawkinses, but they are only part of Humans's broader canvas.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2015
93% The Leftovers: Season 2 (TV, 2015) For as much as I'm willing to admit that the show is made with real skill and great care, I'm still often struck with the thought that I hate it and, like Kevin Garvey, I kind of want to punch it in its smug, credulous face.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2015
78% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 (TV, 2015) Fear the Walking Dead is surprisingly satisfying.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2015
80% Ballers: Season 1 (TV, 2015) I had hoped the casting call for naked women willing to grind on a man while he talks on the phone doing man things had been retired permanently.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2015
100% Deutschland 83: Season 1 (TV, 2015) The threat of mutually assured destruction has never been so much fun.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2015
59% Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll: Season 1 (TV, 2015) The most rock-and-roll thing about Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll is how little it cares about other people's opinions.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2015
100% Mr. Robot: Season 1 - eps1.9_zer0-day.avi (TV Episode) "eps1.9_zer0-day.avi" - gotta love the commitment to detail! - was a strong and thrilling conclusion to an outrageously successful season of television.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2015
98% Mr. Robot: Season 1 (TV, 2015) Mr. Robot is genuinely exhilarating.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2015
58% The Comedians: Season 1 (TV, 2015) It's not so much that I found the show irritating and unfunny.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2015
72% Masters of Sex: Season 3 (TV, 2015) Unlike Mad Men, a '60s-set drama that was free to bend its make-believe action figures every which way in pursuit of story, Masters sees every flight of fancy yanked rudely back in line with the public record.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2015
93% The Grinder: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) There's a strong supporting cast, including Mary Elizabeth Ellis and Natalie Morales.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2015
51% Code Black: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) Nothing about Code Black is original. But in a dreadful year like this one, nothing needs to be. It's not a cure, but it's a decent enough fix.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2015
100% Catastrophe: Season 1 (TV, 2015) It is side-splittingly honest: About love, anger, attraction, aging, pregnancy, and "sex musk." It is also, not coincidentally, the finest and funniest new comedy of the year.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2015
92% Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (TV, 2015) As a fan of the original film, I'm happy to say that First Day of Camp is plenty enjoyable and a worthy follow-up to a movie that has grown cultishly popular in the years since its release.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2015
87% Community: Season 6 (TV, 2015) it's hard to shake the feeling that Community's continued existence has taken precedence over purpose. It's an overall diminishment that isn't helped by the shrinking cast.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2015
90% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 2 (TV, 2015) Thankfully, this new Halt is better, exponentially so. Its inversion of decades of prestige-drama gender convention seems painfully obvious, and yet I'm not sure if any other show has actually attempted it.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted May 28, 2015
97% The Knick: Season 2 (TV, 2015) The initial hours of The Knick Season 2 are uncommonly strong.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2015
54% The Brink: Season 1 (TV, 2015) It's a jumbled, cocky misfire of a series.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2015
69% Sense8: Season 1 (TV, 2015) The problem is that Sense8 fails to buttress [its] insanity with anything remotely resembling coherence or, in fact, entertainment.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2015
100% Silicon Valley: Season 2 (TV, 2015) Silicon Valley is an enormously difficult show to dislike.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2015
82% Downton Abbey: Season 3 (TV, 2013) In the gentle, genteel hands of creator Julian Fellowes, the British smash remains delicious status-porn for restive commoners eager to lose themselves in the warm embrace of empire.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
97% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Mother's Mercy (TV Episode) The apparent extinguishing of Stannis's flame aside, I mostly loved "Mother's Mercy."‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2015
88% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - The Dance of Dragons (TV Episode) I fail to see what the horrific immolation of a teenage girl added to the narrative in any way, shape, or form.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2015
100% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Hardhome (TV Episode) Let's talk about something pure and good. Namely, Tyrion Lannister's gold-plated advice.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2015
91% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - The Gift (TV Episode) I don't expect things to end well for Cersei over the next three episodes; her list of heretical sins is longer than Lancel's hair used to be.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted May 25, 2015
58% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken (TV Episode) It was easily the weakest episode of what had been a rather magnificent season, and an unfortunate reminder that sometimes the only way to see the indescribable view from the top of the Wall is to take a rickety elevator.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted May 18, 2015
100% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Kill the Boy (TV Episode) Jorah and Tyrion's slow boat to Valyria, the penultimate sequence in the gripping "Kill the Boy," was a glorious piece of imaginative storytelling.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted May 11, 2015
100% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Sons of the Harpy (TV Episode) Here's to "Sons of the Harpy," a truly outstanding episode of Game of Thrones that excelled mainly by celebrating the ordinary.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted May 4, 2015
100% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - High Sparrow (TV Episode) Its ending was plenty dramatic, but it matters much more that "High Sparrow" had what may well be the most haunting and beautiful opening of any episode in Thrones's history.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2015
96% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - The House of Black and White (TV Episode) A road trip with Jaime and Bronn seems like a sparkling idea to me. Why not unite two of the wittiest characters on an extended spring break?‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2015
100% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - The Wars to Come (TV Episode) This hour, briskly directed by Breaking Bad vet Michael Slovis (making his Westerosi debut), was all about resetting the lines.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2015
95% Game of Thrones: Season 5 (TV, 2015) The reality is that the crumbling of old orders, onscreen and off, has invigorated Game of Thrones in the best possible way. ‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2015
91% Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: Season 1 (TV, 2015) Dear reader, allow me to put your mind at ease. The television version of Jonathan Strange is a remarkable enchantment in its own right.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2015
100% The Americans: Season 3 (TV, 2015) The Americans remains the best show on TV about family -- and, you know, the best show on TV -- because it is both tender and unflinching in its examinations of lies big and small, "good" and bad. ‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2015
94% The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst: Season 1 (TV, 2015) What The Jinx does offer is an enormously watchable dissection of human frailty and ego. The series is crisply edited and beautifully paced. ‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2015
100% Veep: Season 4 (TV, 2015) There's simply nothing sharper or funnier on television - something that's particularly true this year, as Julia Louis-Dreyfus's grinning Selina Meyer has somehow stumbled her way into the Oval Office.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2015
48% The Bastard Executioner: Season 1 (TV, 2015) Like its nefarious Englishmen, The Bastard Executioner holds a sharp blade to our necks to demand respect. So far, though, it does little else to earn it.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2015
86% Fortitude: Season 1 (TV, 2015) Fortitude is a superior crime show because it makes clear, from the start, the guilt of all involved. You can't keep the cold out forever.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2015
79% The Strain: Season 2 (TV, 2015) The Strain is still camped out in the worst kind of uncanny valley, the one between the twin peaks of pulp and gore.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2015
80% Bloodline: Season 1 (TV, 2015) Chandler's John Rayburn may not be able to see what's coming next, but binge-happy Netflix subscribers certainly can. A lighter touch is needed when the space between episodes is seven seconds, not seven days.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2015
69% Scream Queens: Season 1 (TV, 2015) Are you laughing? Then by all means, feel free to tune in. Are you not? Meet me at the bar.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2015